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If your ski-enthusiast friends haven't recommended Red River to you, then it's probably because they want to keep this well kept secret under wraps. This quiet, unpretentious resort is a refreshing alternative to the big ski towns, and it offers affordable winter sports in a breathtaking location, while still remaining humble and friendly. There's also plenty on offer during the summer months, with the mountainsides covered in lush greenery, and plenty of space to explore and enjoy the bright sunshine.

Things to see

The Red River Ski Area is the major attraction of the area, with striking landscapes to be seen all year round. During the winter months there's a thick covering of powdery snow, with trails for all levels of skiing ability, as well as a popular snowboarding area full of challenging twists and turns. In the warmer months, the snow melts to show the reddish tinged soil, covered in lush green grass and tall trees, and the skiing trails become the perfect hiking or biking trails full of playful wildlife. The chairlifts are still open to get you to the top of the mountain, and there are often activities such as mountainside tubing on offer for thrill seekers. The Columbine Trail takes you along 5 shady miles of cleared paths, with bubbling creeks, stone crossings, and quiet spots where you can enjoy a picnic. This trail is rated as moderate, and is well-maintained, allowing even those new to hiking to enjoy a serene trail.

Hotels in Red River

Red River hotels offer excellent access to local facilities, with many properties offering ski-in/ski-out features. Most hotels offer basic 2 or 3 star accommodation meaning you can enjoy a comfortable room at a low nightly rate. You'll enjoy hotel features such as hot tubs, fitness centers, complimentary WiFi, free parking, campfires, and private fishing areas to enjoy during your stay. After a long day on the slopes or exploring, you'll be pleased to return to your well appointed guestroom, and can enjoy amenities such as coffee makers, LCD televisions with cable channels, balconies, irons and ironing boards, hair dryers, and daily housekeeping services.

Where to stay

Red River occupies a small area that's nestled in the mountains, and there are a few hundred local residents who live year round in charming log cabin style homes. The main freeway that runs through the town has facilities such as local shops selling souvenirs and ski equipment, as well as some of the smaller hotels and motel style accommodation. There are also several rustically styled restaurants serving steak and comfort food to those who have been enjoying the great outdoors, and many places are situated conveniently close to the end of the trails, so you'll see locals and visitors enjoying some aprés-ski together.

How to get to Red River

Albuquerque International Sunport has dozens of flights arriving on a daily basis, mainly from around the southwest, and this airport is just a 3 hour drive from Red River. If you're visiting during the ski season then you'll find lots of private shuttle services designed specifically for the winter sports crowd, or you can hire a car and take the scenic drive yourself all year round. There's also Santa Fe Municipal Airport which is about 2 hours 15 minutes away, with buses available to the major ski areas, and planes arrive here from Dallas, Los Angeles, and Denver.

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